Approval given for rugby at Brentford Community Stadium

At the London Borough of Hounslow Planning Committee meeting on 9 February, Councillors resolved to approve the London Irish planning application to allow rugby at the new Brentford Community Stadium.

London Irish has a long term aspiration to move back nearer to its roots and play home games in the West London area again. The rugby club submitted in October 2016 their formal planning application to allow rugby at the stadium.

Brentford Football Club very much welcomes this positive decision to allow rugby to be played at the new stadium.

Progress on the implementation of the Brentford Community Stadium project is continuing apace and physical works are expected to commence on the Lionel Road South site shortly. The stadium is due to be completed by the 2019/20 season.